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Hollande: France Seeks to Preserve CAR Unity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFrench President Francois Hollande visited the Central African Republic Friday, and pledged to help hold the war-torn country together amid a wave of sectarian violence. Mr. Hollande met with French peacekeeping troops and C.A.R. transitional President …Hollande calls for unity in CARThe HinduFrance striving to stop Central African Republic split, Hollande saysswissinfo.chCentral African […]

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Crimea’s Bloody Past Is a Key to Its Present – New York Times

New York TimesThe Crimean War ensnared Russia, the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia. Credit Hulton-Deutsch Collection, via Corbis. the main story. the main story. the main story Share This Page.New Ukraine flashpoint: Pro-Russia gunmen seize Crimean parliament (+video)Christian Science MonitorOusted Ukraine leader Yanukovych re-emergesAFPBiden: US Supports Ukraine’s New GovernmentVoice of AmericaBloomberg –NPR –Businessweekall 3,829 […]

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UPDATE 3-Olympics-Snowboarding-Vaultier edges Olyunin to take cross gold – Reuters

Reuters(Adds quotes). * Vaultier edges Olyunin for gold. * American Deibold wins bronze. * World champion Pullin crashes out early. By Nick Mulvenney. ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – France’s Pierre Vaultier won a thrilling final duel with Russian …Deibold earns bronze for US in snowboard crossChicago TribuneAmerican Alex Deibold takes bronze in men’s […]

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Alex Deibold 3rd in snowboardcross – ESPN

ESPNKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Pierre Vaultier of France held off hard-charging Nikolay Olyunin of Russia to win gold in men’s Olympic snowboardcross Tuesday. Vaultier fended off several advances by Olyunin in the final, drawing clear over the final jumps …Snowboarding: Vaultier edges Olyunin to take cross goldReutersGold for France in Snowboard Cross, Bronze for USWall […]

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Tina Maze takes big lead in Olympic giant slalom – Boston.com

Boston.comFrance’s Anemone Marmottan finishes the first run of the women’s giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 The Associated Press France’s Anemone Marmottan finishes the first run of the women’s giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 …Maze Leads Giant Slalom; Shiffrin Is FifthNew York TimesUSA’s Mikaela Shiffrin fifth after first […]

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American Alex Deibold wins bronze in snowboardcross – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Four years ago, Alex Deibold was a wax tech in Vancouver. Now he’s an Olympic medalist. BRENNAN: USA’s ice dancing gold years in the making. SNOWBOARDING: Sage Kotsenburg to receive bacon medal. The Vermont …Vaultier wins men’s snowboardcross at OlympicsMiamiHerald.comFrance’s Vaultier wins men’s snowboard crossKansas City StarSochi 2014: Pierre Vaultier […]

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Ethiopian Co-Pilot Hijacks Jet, Then Asks for Asylum in Geneva – New York Times

New York TimesPassengers evacuated the hijacked Boeing 767-300 on Monday after it was hijacked and diverted to Geneva. Richard Juilliart/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. GENEVA — The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet en route to Rome from …Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks plane to seek Geneva asylumBBC NewsCo-pilot hijacker surrenders, seeks asylumSydney Morning HeraldEthiopian […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Shows Continuing Shortfalls in Security – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalEthiopian Airlines flight 702 on the ground in Geneva, where a hijacker forced the Rome-bound plan to land. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. The hijacking Monday of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner by a co-pilot seeking asylum illustrates a security wild …UPDATE 6-Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian plane to Geneva, exits cockpit by ropeReutersEthiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks plane […]

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Authorities: Co-Pilot Took Control of Ethiopian Airlines Plane, Wanted Asylum – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalEthiopian Airlines flight 702 on the ground in Geneva, where a hijacker forced the Rome-bound plan to land. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. An Ethiopian Airlines jet en route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Rome was forced to land in Geneva on …Ethiopian plane hijacked to Geneva by co-pilotLos Angeles TimesUPDATE 3-Hijacker held after diverting […]

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Britain, France Blame Assad For Geneva Failure – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyBritain and France have blamed the Syrian government for the failure of the internationally backed Geneva peace conference, after a second round of talks ended on February 15 with a final session that lasted only 27 minutes. France’s Foreign Minister …Syria says US created ‘negative climate’ in GenevaHouston ChronicleSyria says US created “negative climate” in […]

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Syria talks end on a note of uncertainty, US frustration with Russia – Washington Post

Washington PostU.N.-sponsored peace talks for Syria ended at an impasse Saturday over the future of President Bashar al-Assad, as the Obama administration lashed out in frustration at Russia, accusing it of prolonging the conflict. “They can’t have it both ways,” a senior …Syrian Peace Talks in LimboVoice of AmericaSyria talks: UK and France blame government […]

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Syria talks: UK and France blame government for collapse – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UK and France have blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of peace talks with the opposition in Geneva. “The responsibility for it lies squarely with the Assad regime,” UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said. His French counterpart, Laurent …McCain: Syria peace talks nearing dead end, calls for change ‘on the ground’Fox NewsUN […]

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France warns C. Africa crisis could be longer than expected – AFP

AFPBangui (Central African Republic) — France’s defence minister warned on Saturday that ending sectarian strife in the Central African Republic could take longer than expected as peacekeepers went door-to-door in the capital Bangui seizing weapons from …French minister says CAR operation to last longer than expectedReutersFrench Military Intervention in CAR Will Be Longer Than Foreseen […]

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Turkish lawmakers brawl, then pass law – CNN

CNNIstanbul (CNN) — After a hard-fought battle — one that landed a lawmaker in the hospital — Turkey’s parliament in Ankara voted Saturday to approve anti-corruption measures. The approval, by a vote of 210-28, came a day after parliament erupted in a brawl …Turkish PM tightens grip on judiciary in parliament voteIrish TimesTurkish MPs pass […]

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French court orders Google to display fine for privacy breach – Reuters

ReutersPARIS (Reuters) – Google will have to display on its French search page a notice saying it has been fined by the local data-protection watchdog over how user information is tracked and stored, France’s top administrative court ruled on Friday. The U.S. search …French Court Rejects Google Appeal in Privacy CaseMarketWatchGoogle forced to show privacy […]

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Special Report: Francois Hollande puts on a new political face – Reuters

ReutersPARIS (Reuters) – Francois Hollande’s advisers needed a drink. Their boss, the president of France, had been dogged for days by allegations he was cheating on his long-time girlfriend with a movie actress. At the same time, he was making another big split …Why We’re Coy About ‘Mistress’New York TimesPresident Francois Hollande Takes Tax Offensive […]

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Britain and France seal armed drone tie-up – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukBusiness affairs took centre stage in talks between David Cameron and Francois Hollande on Friday as Britain and France confirmed plans to co-operate on an armed combat drone and nuclear power stations. The two leaders used their Brize Norton summit …British and French leaders disagree on EU reformBBC NewsCameron’s EU strategy dealt blow by Hollande […]

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Change is here: Are the Nationwide and Truck Series next? – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comDuring Thursday’s Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., NASCAR Chairman Brian France outlined sweeping changes to how the champion is determined in the Sprint Cup Series. NASCAR announces overhaul to Chase format. The new format will feature a …Drivers must win under NASCAR’s new Chase formatSportingNews.comNASCAR’s championship format changesWashington PostGive new Chase for Sprint Cup […]

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Ex-French first lady heads to India after split – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAu revoir, France! France’s former first lady left the country a day after her official separation from French President Francois Hollande was announced. Valerie Trierweiler boarded an Air France flight from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside Paris to Mumbai, …France’s former first lady en route to India after splitCNNTrierweiler on India trip […]

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France’s former first lady en route to India after split – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A day after parting ways with President Francois Hollande, France’s former first lady discreetly left Paris for India on Sunday to support a nonprofit organization, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported. Valerie Trierweiler boarded an Air France flight to Mumbai …French news agency reports Hollande ends relationship with first ladyFox NewsValerie Trierweiler leaves with her […]

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France’s President Announces Split With His Companion – New York Times

New York TimesFrançois Hollande announced Saturday that he and Valérie Trierweiler had separated. Jean-Pierre Muller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. PARIS — President François Hollande announced Saturday that he and his companion, Valérie Trierweiler, …French President Hollande confirms Trierweiler splitBBC NewsFrench president says it’s over; first lady leaves residenceCNNFrench news agency reports Hollande ends relationship with […]

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French President Hollande confirms Trierweiler split – BBC News

BBC NewsTwo weeks ago a magazine published photos which appeared to show Mr Hollande had been having an affair with an actress, Julie Gayet. Ms Trierweiler spent a week in hospital after the revelations. On Saturday evening she tweeted her thanks to the …France’s first lady bids farewell to presidential residenceCNNUPDATE 3-French President Hollande announces […]

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APNewsBreak: Defense minister: France to create new Africa outposts to better … – Fox News

Fox NewsPARIS – The defense minister says France will create new outposts and broaden its military presence in Africa’s turbulent Sahel region to better fight the terror threat from extremist groups like al-Qaida. In an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Associated …French defense minister says new mass grave found near Central African …Washington PostFrench defence […]

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Kim Kardashian Goes Shopping in Paris in a Sexy Leather Outfit—See the Pic! – E! Online

E! OnlineKim Kardashian is painting the town black in her latest chic Parisian ensemble. The 33-year-old was seen shopping at Tom Ford before heading to lunch with a few of her close friends in the City of Light. Dressed in a leather ruffled skirt, black T-shirt, leather …Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Visit Possible Wedding […]

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Syria crisis: US hails opposition move to attend peace talks – BBC News

BBC NewsUS Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed a decision by Syria’s main political opposition group to attend next week’s peace talks in Switzerland. His praise for the Syrian National Coalition’s “courageous” move was echoed by the UK and France.Syrian opposition says to attend talks, backed by rebel fightersReutersSyrian National Coalition To Attend Peace […]